James Rebhorn

James Rebhorn

Highest Rated: 92% Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

Lowest Rated: 4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

Birthday: Sep 01, 1948

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Character actor James Rebhorn essayed countless flinty professionals in a wide variety of projects, from dramas like "Silkwood" (1983) and "Scent of a Woman" (1992) to broad comedies like "My Cousin Vinny" (1992) and "Baby Mama" (2008) over the course of a three-decade career in films and on television. The Pennsylvania native began acting on the New York stage before graduating to TV and features in the late 1970s; by the middle of the 1980s, he had established his screen persona and worked tirelessly for the next three decades. Like many character actors, Rebhorn was frequently cast in similar roles - what the New York Times called "men in suits" - but in doing so, established himself as a consummate professional in some of the most popular and memorable projects of the 1990s and 2000s, including the final episode of "Seinfeld" (NBC 1989-1998) and hit shows like "Law & Order" (NBC 1990-2008) and "Homeland" (Showtime 2011- ). Rebhorn was busy with numerous recurring projects when he died on March 21, 2014 after a long battle with skin cancer. His self-penned obit, published after his death, displayed the gentler, deeply human nature of the actor - qualities that, while not always an element of his screen roles, made him a well-regarded and prolific figure in the industry for many years.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet 67% Before I Sleep Priest (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 45% The Perfect Wedding Richard (Character) - 2012
84% 71% Sleepwalk With Me Frank (Character) $2.2M 2012
36% 67% The Odd Life of Timothy Green Franklin's Father (Character) $51.9M 2012
60% 73% Real Steel Marvin Barnes (Character) $85.5M 2011
38% 23% Don McKay Dr. Lance Pryce (Character) - 2009
44% 24% The Box Norm Cahill (Character) $15M 2009
58% 37% The International New York D.A. (Character) $25.5M 2009
16% 41% An American Affair Lucian Carver (Character) - 2009
64% 55% Baby Mama Judge (Character) $60.3M 2008
No Score Yet 55% Bernard and Doris Waldo Taft (Character) - 2008
16% 32% Spinning Into Butter Winston Garvey (Character) $5.5K 2007
27% 24% Anamorph Chief Lewellyn Brainard (Character) $5.9K 2007
61% 47% How to Eat Fried Worms Principal Burdock (Character) $13M 2006
No Score Yet 70% Candles on Bay Street Farmer Frieden (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 38% Reversible Errors Unknown (Character) - 2004
62% 32% The Last Shot Abe White (Character) $463.7K 2004
No Score Yet 60% The Trade John Torman (Character) - 2003
71% 77% Cold Mountain Doctor (Character) $95.6M 2003
30% 46% Head of State Senator Bill Arnot (Character) $37.8M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vacuums Dirk Bentley (Character) - 2002
4% 19% The Adventures of Pluto Nash Belcher (Character) $4.4M 2002
88% 80% Far From Heaven Dr. Bowman (Character) $15.9M 2002
59% 75% Scotland, Pa. Norm Duncan (Character) $384.1K 2001
No Score Yet 45% Amy and Isabelle Avery Clark (Character) - 2001
84% 79% Meet the Parents Larry Banks (Character) $166.2M 2000
43% 20% The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle President Signoff (Voice) $26M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet All of It Bill Holbeck (Character) - 1999
39% 67% Snow Falling on Cedars Alvin Hooks (Character) $14.4M 1999
83% 80% The Talented Mr. Ripley Herbert Greenleaf (Character) $81.3M 1999
No Score Yet 51% A Bright Shining Lie Ambassador (Character) - 1998
75% 84% The Game Jim Feingold (Character) $48.3M 1997
No Score Yet 6% Mistrial Mayor Taylor (Character) - 1996
31% 66% Up Close & Personal John Merino (Character) $51.1M 1996
18% 52% If Lucy Fell Simon Ackerman (Character) $2.2M 1996
47% 64% My Fellow Americans Charlie Reynolds (Character) $22.3M 1996
67% 75% Independence Day Secretary of Defense Albert Nimzicki (Character) $306.2M 1996
31% 94% 8 Seconds Clyde Frost (Character) $19.6M 1994
9% 34% Blank Check Fred Waters (Character) $30.6M 1994
22% 33% I Love Trouble Mando (Character) $30.8M 1994
57% 47% Guarding Tess Howard Schaeffer (Character) $26.2M 1994
No Score Yet 73% Skylark William Wheaton (Character) - 1993
81% 91% Carlito's Way Dist. Atty. Norwalk (Character) $36.5M 1993
89% 92% Scent of a Woman Mr. Trask (Character) $62.1M 1992
44% 42% White Sands FBI Agent Flynn (Character) $8.2M 1992
92% 80% Lorenzo's Oil Ellard Muscatine (Character) $6.9M 1992
No Score Yet 67% Dead and Alive Timothy Lanigan (Character) - 1991
80% 71% Sarah, Plain and Tall William Wheaton (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 33% Heart of Midnight Richard (Character) $71.1K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Deadly Business Corbett (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rockabye Arthur Reardon (Character) - 1986
67% 50% Cat's Eye Drunk Businessman (Character) - 1985
74% 78% Silkwood Los Alamos Doctor (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sessions Harry (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Will: The Autobiography of G. Gordon Liddy Peter Maroulis (Character) - 1981
22% 31% He Knows You're Alone Prof. Carl Mason (Character) - 1980


85% 85% Homeland Frank Mathison (Guest Star) 2011-2013
96% 93% White Collar Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2012-2013 2009
87% 89% Enlightened Charles Szidon (Guest Star) 2013
93% 92% The Good Wife Wilkes Ingersol (Guest Star) 2013
33% No Score Yet Made in Jersey Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coma Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
78% 93% 30 Rock Dr. Kaplan (Guest Star) 2010
94% 74% Royal Pains Will (Guest Star) 2009
86% 90% Boston Legal Wade Mathis (Guest Star) 2008
58% No Score Yet Canterbury's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008 2001-2002 1999 1997 1995 1992
74% No Score Yet The Knights of Prosperity Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
54% No Score Yet The Book of Daniel Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reversible Errors Unknown (Character) 2004
21% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
100% No Score Yet Now and Again Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
88% 94% Seinfeld D.A. Hoyt (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon Harrison Storms (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Agent White (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1985-1986


Jim Feingold says: What are you gonna do, anyway? You won't get your money back.

Nicholas Van Orton says: I don't care about money. I'm pulling back the curtain. I want to meet the wizard.

Mr. Trask says: Mr. Simms your are a cover-up artsist and you are a liar.

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: But not a snitch!

Mr. Trask says: Excuse me !?

Mr. Trask says: Excuse me?

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: No I don't think I will !

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: No I don't think I will!

Herbert Greenleaf says: People say you can't choose your parents, but I believe you can't choose your children.

Principal Burdock says: "Billy Forrester." With two Rs.

Principal Burdock says: Billy Forrester. With two R's.

Billy Forrester says: There's three.

Principal Burdock says: I beg your pardon?

Billy Forrester says: There's three Rs.

Billy Forrester says: There's three R's.

Principal Burdock says: Ally oop.

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: Well, gentlemen! When the shit hits the fan, some guys run and some guys stay. Here's Charlie facin' the fire and there's George hidin' in Big Daddy's pocket. And what are you doin'? You're gonna reward George and destroy Charlie.

Mr. Trask says: Are you finished, Mr. Slade?

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: No, I'm just gettin' warmed up!

Mr. Trask says: Mr. Simms, you are a cover-up artist and you are a liar.

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: But not a snitch!

Mr. Trask says: Excuse me?

Lt. Col. Frank Slade says: No, I don't think I will.